if you ever feel like the you’re the worst just remember that episode of the office where michael promised to pay a whole class of kids’ college tuition but when the time came instead gave them laptop batteries
Most people who know Bitty know that he looks alot like his mother
But most people who know Bitty do not know that he looks like his father too
So some of his cousins from his fraternal side share shockingly similar facial features with him
His favourite cousins are the three kids of his dad’s sister, who married a Brit, thus the kids are influenced by both cultures
The eldest is a boy two year older than Bits, and he is the Big Brother Who Has To Take Care All of His Ridiculous Siblings (his name is Michael)
The other two are actually twins, the elder a girl (Beth) and the younger a boy (Cason)
“Listen to me, baby bro” “You are literally only 10 mins older than me” “I’m still your big sister”
Anyway, the three kids + Bitty all have the same eyes, while Beth & Bits are especially alike. Like, of course they don’t look the same, (eg Beth has curly red hair), but they remind other people of each other
They grew up with Bitty back in Georgia, but all three opted to go to university in England because 1) half of their family is there, and 2) tuition fee is way cheaper in England
from eldest to youngest: Michael - Bits - Beth - Cason
Part of why Bitty got his mother hen tendencies is because he got to look after the twins, even though they are only around 1 yr younger than him; but boy they can cause trouble
But as you can imagine, Bitty misses them a lot. Beth did figure skating with him when they were younger and the twins were also on his high school’s co-ed hockey team
They are some of his only friends back in Georgia, even though none of them is in Georgia now
And the SMH met the wonderful cousins of Bitty’s during practice, of all times
It was year three, they were not due to be back to England for school yet so they drove up to Samwell to visit Bitty
They sneaked into Faber (I have no idea whether watching team practice is allowed or even possible or not, probably should try to fact check this later)
Ransom, skating at high speed, turned just enough to see three people, all with the same huge brown Bambi eyes as Bitty’s, standing near the rails and grinning at them
And one of them, a boy, is blond
He did a double take and promptly crashed into Holster
Bitty finally noticed their existence and (very excitedly) skated over to say hi, while the rest of SMH was like “wth is going on”
“We brought you peaches!” “Aw thanks sweetheart”
The blond kid aka Cason, got introduced by his sister as, “and this elongated version of Bits here is Cason, my little brother”
“I’m feeling so much love right now”
meanwhile, Michael told Bits, with mock solemnity, “Eric, I am immensely honoured and touched that you are here with me to face this craziness. Time flies by and my dear siblings have not even budged an inch - how unfortunate”
Because they had guests, Ransom and Holster decided to host a party (semi-Kegster - Private version?)
Obviously they had a good time. The SMH crew had an amazing time chatting with the siblings in order to obtain precious chirp material and even blackmail material
Y’know how usually the people grew up with you/ being close with you for many years naturally know a lot about you, including things that you yourself don’t even remember, right?
Apparently Bitty once faceplanted into a pie because he was so tired after hockey practice and baking
“Does that count as a fine if Bitty is the one who wrecks a pie???”
“Y’all are losing your pie privileges”
Oh and Bitty has already come out to them. Due to their cultural background and senses, Bitty knew that they were very likely to accept him but he was still so scared as they were very important to him
They welcomed him with open arms, of course. “Thank you for telling us. And we won’t say anything to anyone without your consent. We are always in your corner, mate”
They heard Eric talking about his bf with so much love and they are so happy for him
They did meet Jack (over Skype) during their visit, and Jack was his awkward self at first, but the hyper twins could do anything and soon they were exchanging embarrassing stories about Bitty
“Bless your chirpy little hearts”
Just, although there are so many uncertainties, and Bitty is so afraid of the outcome of coming out to his family, he always knows that at least part of his family will always be in his corner, even though they are far, far away and cannot do much other than verbal support
Sometimes I post images that show a painting at several phases and it will prompt someone to comment that they prefer the painting at an earlier stage than the stage of completion. What they may fail to realize is that my goal is not to paint a pretty picture. My goal is to tell a story. Not every story is clean and pretty. Some stories are muddy and stormy. Of course many would prefer a clean story…a pretty story that is simple and without chaos. Sometimes the stories life paints aren’t quite as we hope or plan though. They just are what they are. Whatever those stories are and whatever form they take, if those stories are honest, they are beautiful. These are my stories and I make no apologies.
I haven’t seen the episode yet, but I’ve heard what happens and I’m honestly so disappointed and upset. There are so few shows that show us happy and healthy relationships like Michael and Jane’s. So few shows that don’t feel the need to get darker each season. So few shows that don’t rely on shock value to get attention. I have no interest in the show now and that’s not because Michael was why I watched it. I’m not interested because this move has betrayed everything I loved about the show. Its optimism, joy and love. I just don’t want to watch another tragedy. Jane the Virgin was what I watched to smile and laugh and I just don’t see how they can do that now.
I’m really upset from recently hearing the ratings of the show Eyewitness going down so I would like to encourage anyone who is a part or supports the lgbtq+ community, likes suspense, crime, drama, and just an all around good show to try and watch Eyewitness live on USA network Sunday at 10/9 central and if you can’t watch it live, tweet and use the #eyewitness for some support
Older Mike Wheeler. (I just love drawing his hair oh god)
I feel like my art style is actually evolving you guys??!!??
I’ve been struggling so much these last few months to kinda come back to drawing and develope some kind of style that I like doing. Not like my very cartoon-ish works, which are kinda “lazy” works because they’re so quick and easy to make. And the more realistic (or semi-realistic) pieces are SO DIFFICULT and I need million references to do them. I just wanted to find a nice in between-style and I feel like it’s slowly developing???
I still need to work a lot on my anatomy, but I feel as if that’s becoming easier too which makes me so happy 😭 I didn’t even use any references for this one and I’m honestly in shock because (to me at least) it turned out kinda good?
stanning michael is a reminder that i look up to true talent and a person with a beautiful heart and mindset he’s so incredible. i love him because he is so thoughtful and giving, he changed my life and helped me see beyond love and gives me endless happy days.
I was looking back through my casting masterpost and trying to see if we could fill in any gaps in knowledge and realized that, I think, Michael Hennessy who is playing ‘Judge’ in an unknown ep is one of the people hooked up to an IV drip at Mount Stuart Square (and presumably then Riverside House, too).
I think that’s him on the top right, also seen from the back in this other pic (x):
The hair seems spot on at least.
If Ruther is right in his speculation that the dark-haired woman is Helen Coathup-Collier, then we’ve got a judge and a crying broadcaster both seated at this table. Idk if that tells us much really, but it’s something to think about at least…
Just a head’s up for those of you doing Christmas shopping this year; this is the official #GrabYourWallet boycott list of companies that do business with the Trump family.
Lord and Taylor
Trump Golf Courses
Bed Bath & Beyond
Sacs off Fifth
Sears (southeastern only)
Also for your consideration to boycott:
NASCAR: (ceo supports trump)
Hobby Lobby: (basically the worst art supplier ever, denies it’s employees birth control and supports trump. Michael’s is more expensive but they have great sales and are basically worth it. In some areas there’s also Jerry’s Art Supplies)
ABC Supply (ceo supports trump)
Forbes.com (ceo supports trump)
National Enquirer: (Endorses trump)
MillerCoors: (founder gave trump money)
Jenny Craig: (board member supports Trump)
Uline: (ceo raised funds for Trump)
People Magazine: (working to normalize Trump)
New Balance: (ceo supports trump)
Yuengling Beer: (founder supports Trump)
Also congratulations to Shoes.com who dumped all of their Trump products recently! I look forward to seeing this list grow.
Remember that you can always call these companies at their customer service hotlines and urge them to stop carrying Trump products.